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PHOTOS, VIDEO: MoDOT employee finds a new way of transportation… skydiving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 21, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: MoDOT employee finds a new way of transportation… skydiving

With the nation’s congested highway, one woman who works for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Southeast District has found another way to get around – by parachute! Doris Dumey, CAP-OM (pronounced Demi, like Demi Moore), is the executive assistant to ...

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Illinois governor unveils 6-year, $8.6 billion transportation investment plan

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 14, 2014

Illinois governor unveils 6-year, $8.6 billion transportation investment plan

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday unveiled a six-year $8.6 billion construction program that aims to improve highways, infrastructure and public transportation throughout the state. “A booming economy requires a 21st century infrastructure,” Quinn said. “Our infrastructure plan will create thousands ...

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VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2014

VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Drivers in Illinois caught using using a cellphone without a hands-free device (except in an emergency) such as speakerphone or headsets that feature voice-activated or one-digit dialing are ticketed and fined from $75 up to $150 for repeat offenses, with ...

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Bomag Americas breaks ground on new North American headquarters

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 06, 2014

Bomag Americas breaks ground on new North American headquarters

Following an August announcement that it plans to end its Kewanee, Illinois operations, Bomag Americas has broken ground on a new facility in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Bomag representatives, along with state and local officials, on Wednesday held a groundbreaking ceremony at ...

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Illinois Tollway deploys ‘Zero Weather Road Patrols’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 05, 2014

Illinois Tollway deploys ‘Zero Weather Road Patrols’

Subzero temperatures last week started again sweeping through the Midwest and other areas as part of what has been dubbed as “Polar Vortex Part 2.” (The first Polar Vortex hit much of the country in early January, bringing temps as ...

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AED names Brian P. McGuire as president, CEO

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 26, 2013

AED names Brian P. McGuire as president, CEO

Associated Equipment Distributors has appointed Brian P. McGuire as its new president and CEO. He will begin his duties January 6 and will be located at AED’s headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois. McGuire, 43, most recently served as president of the Tooling ...

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Beware of these 10 haunted roads in the U.S. and England

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 30, 2013

Beware of these 10 haunted roads in the U.S. and England

Around Halloween each year, talk of haunted sites seems to become more prevalent. Those haunted sites may involve haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted asylums and more. Of course, we can’t forget about the haunted roads. Sure, you’ve probably heard of headless horseman ...

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House passes water infrastructure bill

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 24, 2013

House passes water infrastructure bill

The House on Wednesday night passed its version of a bill to reauthorize federal waterways spending, the Associated Press reports. The $8.2 billion measure -- known  as H.R. 3080, or the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) -- passed the ...

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Suburbs become more bicycle friendly

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 15, 2013

Suburbs become more bicycle friendly

Many young Americans are driving less than in previous years, and cities are reacting by adding more options, including bike and pedestrian paths. So it’s no surprise that when the League of American Bicyclists released its latest list of Bicycle Friendly ...

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MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 30, 2013

MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

With reauthorization less than a year away, many agencies are thinking about ways lawmakers can improve the new federal bill. Four American Public Works Association (APWA) Transportation Committee members joined last month at the APWA Congress and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, ...

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Peoria Public Library displays 1915-1930 Caterpillar ad collection

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 03, 2013

Peoria Public Library displays 1915-1930 Caterpillar ad collection

The Peoria Public Library through the month of September will display a collection of more than 100 Caterpillar advertisements that were published in magazines from 1915-1930, according to a report from our sister site, Total Landscape Care. Mark Johnson, a former ...

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BOMAG to end Kewanee operations, relocate to southern U.S.

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 29, 2013

BOMAG to end Kewanee operations, relocate to southern U.S.

BOMAG Americas will discontinue manufacturing operations at its Kewanee, Illinois, plant by the end of 2014 and relocate to somewhere in the southern United States, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The new location has not yet ...

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